World T20 2016 March 23, 2016

One slot, three teams

ESPNcricinfo staff
With New Zealand already through to the semi-finals, here's a look at what the other teams in the group need to do to join them

Despite losing two out of three games, Pakistan's NRR is still second best in the group © IDI/Getty Images

New Zealand were the first team to qualify from Group 2, and a one-run defeat to India knocked Bangladesh out of the World T20. That leaves one spot open for three teams to grab. Here's what each of them need to do - and need other teams to do - to get through to the last four.


If Australia beat Pakistan and India, they will go through. Even if they lose to Pakistan, Australia can take it to a net run-rate scenario by defeating India on Sunday, as that will leave all three teams on four points.


Pakistan's only chance of qualifying is to take it to a net run-rate situation by beating Australia, and hoping India lose to Australia. That could favour Pakistan as despite losing two out of three games, their NRR is second best in the group thanks to their 55-run win against Bangladesh.


If India win against Australia, they will qualify. If Australia get past Pakistan, the India-Australia face-off on Sunday in Mohali will be a virtual quarter-final. If Pakistan beat Australia, and India lose to Australia, then all three teams will have four points each, and NRR will decide which of them goes through.